William Lane Craig has given an extended defence of the following
of the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God:
Since everything that begins to exist has a cause of its existence,
and since the
universe began to exist, we conclude, therefore, that the universe
has a cause of its
existence. We ought to ponder long and hard over this truly remarkable
for it means that transcending the entire universe there
exists a cause which brought
the universe into being ex nihilo ... we may plausibly argue that
the cause of the universe is a personal being.
This ‘Kalam’ version of the Cosmological Argument
may be laid out formally as follows:
(i) The universe began to exist.
(ii) Everything which begins to exist has a cause. (The Causal Principle.)
(iii) Therefore the universe had a cause.